What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Hartford, CT
Every Hartford car accident is different, so there is no way to know how much a car accident case might be worth without first evaluating the severity of the injuries, as well as any related expenses and losses. There are simply too many factors that affect the value of a car accident settlement.
When our law firm takes on a Connecticut accident case, we thoroughly investigate what happened and why, in addition to proving any damages related to the accident. Our legal team gathers evidence that may include:
- Relevant medical records
- Police Report
- Bills, receipts, and estimates
- Documentation showing time away from work
- Other documentation of related expenses or losses
In addition, your lawyer may call in experts who can testify about injury severity, future medical care needs, the cost of ongoing care, and other factors. Experts could include:
- Medical experts
- Care planners and specialists
The purpose of our investigation is to identify and document as many compensatory damages as possible. This refers to your losses, expenses, and the noneconomic effects of the accident and injuries. These are recoverable damages if your injuries meet the state's serious injury threshold. In addition, your attorney may need to dispute accusations of comparative negligence (FL § 768.81) or other factors that might reduce the value of your claim.
Once we identify a fair settlement value that covers your accident-related damages, we can file a claim with the at-fault driver's auto liability insurance and negotiate a settlement. If the at fault driver does not carry sufficient insurance to fully compensate you, we will pursue an underinsured motorist claim on your behalf. Your attorney will fight for the personal injury settlement you deserve.